The third second releaser comes from Brighton, UK. Paul Nadin, or better known as Voder has previously released his most beautiful album ‘Island’ on the fantastic Distance Recordings netlabel. Where before he used the recordings of a visit to Iceland to create an aural description of the various locations which he visited and made field recordings of, this time he takes us to the fields. Which fields as of yet are unknown, but I think in all of us slumbers that hidden field of our youth that this music so well captures. Take a trip down memorylane and join in on this 6-track album of pure joy.
June 23, 2010 Subject:
Over a year after the release of Ísland (Distance Recordings), Voder comes forth with Fields (Just Not Normal). Like its predecessor Fields is a tough ambient album — meaning not ambient for wusses —, though Fields seems to be more experimental in its execution and tighter, more controlled. I don’t know if much of the tightness is due to a change in netlabels or maybe just the maturing of the artist, either way we are the better for it. The six track release is an accomplished work. Just when you think Voder will fall victim of “ambient” cliches, the artists eases the listener into a different refrain, a new thought.